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BJP has a lot on the line today as 25 Gujarat Lok Sabha seats are up for grabs

On May 7, 93 seats in 12 states will go to the polls in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections. All 25 seats in Gujarat and the remaining 14 in Karnataka will be up for grabs. There are 1,351 contenders in the race.

Phase three

twelve states with ninety-three seats

17.24 billion voters

1,351 potential applicants

1.85 lakh polling places

Time of vote: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Anantnag-Rajouri seat in Jammu and Kashmir will now hold its elections in the sixth round. Additionally, as the BJP candidate in Surat was elected without opposition, there won’t be any polling there; instead, ballots will be cast in 25 of the 26 seats in the state. In 2019, the BJP secured all 26 seats in Gujarat. The Madhya Pradesh seat of Betul will hold elections in this phase after the postponement of the second phase’s vote (originally slated for April 26) due to the passing of the BSP candidate.

Home Minister Amit Shah of Gandhinagar, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia of Guna, former Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh and Shivraj Singh Chouhan of Rajgarh and Vidisha, Leader of the National Congress Party (Sharad Pawar), Supriya Sule of Baramati, and Dimple Yadav of Mainpuri are some of the important candidates whose fate will be sealed in this phase.

According to information released by the Election Commission of India (ECI), a total of 17.24 crore voters would cast their ballots at 1.85 lakh polling places across 93 seats, 72 of which are in the General Category, 11 ST, and 10 SC.

Voting is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. and finish at 6 p.m., although authorities noted that closing times for polls may vary depending on the constituency. 8.85 crore men and 8.39 crore women make up the 17.24 crore voters. 39,599 voters are older than 100 years old, out of the 14.04 lakh registered voters who identify as 85+. Additionally, 15.66 lakh voters with disabilities were given the opportunity to cast their ballots from the comfort of their homes.

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